Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/15/07

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There was very little movement on the charts in the urban world since last week. Alicia Keys regained the #1 spot, bumping Radiohead to #2. Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and Keyshia Cole held rank, shifting down notches with the #3 addition of the Juno Soundtrack. Lupe Fiasco continues to be Hip Hop’s lone Top 25 artist, with the continued success of The Cool.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1 Alicia Keys As I Am 70,267 2,725,935
4 Mary J Blige Growing Pains 63,876 988,396
7 Chris Brown Exclusive 29,744 1,121,837
12 Keyshia Cole Just Like You 26,957 1,002,614
23 Lupe Fiasco The Cool 20,498 249,757

Further down the charts, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Birdman passed Soulja Boy, who fell considerably to #40. With his new video, this may be expected to surge though. As Jay-Z trudges towards the million mark, questions arise as to whether he’ll give the label he used to run another video single. Scarface and Wu-Tang Clan continue to pace towards 200,000 as no new Hip Hop releases broke the Top 200 this week. Other Notables…

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
31 Kanye West Graduation 17,949 1,932,534
33 Jay-Z American Gangster 17,307 928,311
39 Birdman 5*Stunna 14,733 208,103
82 Scarface M.A.D.E. 8,002 139,406
86 Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams 7,610 139,858

With Lil Wayne tracks getting revealed and Nas cover art released, will there be chart warmth from the veterans or Flo-Rida and other newcomers in months to come?

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